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50 years of Octopus Books

Join us to celebrate our 50th anniversary!
Friday Oct 11 through Sunday Oct 13, everything on the left is 50% off.

Fall hours
Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm

Please note we are closed Monday, October 14.

Election Reading


2019 15 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Book Launch: Exquisite Mariposa by Fiona Alison Duncan

In the aftermath of a reality TV deal gone wrong, Fiona Alison Duncan asks the question, Can you rewrite your life? The answer, her debut novel Exquisite Mariposa, follows a cast of housemates as they navigate questions of art making and economies, breakups and breakdowns, and the internet and its many obsessions.
2019 16 Oct

Teen Author Fest: Writing Workshop with YA author S.K. Ali

S.K. will talk about her YA novels, Saints and Misfits and Love from A to Z, and discuss creative writing, the writing process and author life.

2019 19 Oct
11:00am - 12:00pm

Illustrator Charlene Chua presents Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao

Meet the funny, fierce, and fearless Amy Wu, who is determined to make a perfect bao bun today. Can she rise to the occasion? Amy loves to make bao with her family. But it takes skill to make the bao taste and look delicious. And her bao keep coming out all wrong.

2019 22 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Naomi K. Lewis reading from Tiny Lights for Travellers

Octopus Books presents author Naomi K. Lewis reading from her new book, Tiny Lights for Travellers, shortlisted for the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award for non-fiction.